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An atrocity is (tentatively) defined as any act satisfying all of the following conditions:

  • great harm is committed to many people
  • relatively few people benefit from the act
  • those who benefit from the act are among those who committed it
  • those who committed the act did so knowing that it was causing harm
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  • atrocities: listings and accounts of individual atrocities